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An operating system used to power modern servers, desktops, and embedded platforms
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What is FreeBSD?

An operating system for a variety of platforms which focuses on features, speed, and stability. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large community.
FreeBSD is a tool in the Operating Systems category of a tech stack.
FreeBSD is an open source tool with 5.9K GitHub stars and 2.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to FreeBSD's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses FreeBSD?

Companies
86 companies reportedly use FreeBSD in their tech stacks, including trivago, Noppo, and Zscaler.

Developers
117 developers on StackShare have stated that they use FreeBSD.

FreeBSD Integrations

LiteSpeed, Apache Traffic Server, Netdata, Mercurial, and tmux are some of the popular tools that integrate with FreeBSD. Here's a list of all 31 tools that integrate with FreeBSD.
Pros of FreeBSD
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Excellent as Server
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Very Stable
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Helpful community
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Free to use
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Extremely simple updates and compiles of kernel and use
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Ports and packages system is mature and well-supported
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Easy to install
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Supported by major cloud platforms

FreeBSD's Features

  • KMS And New drm2 Video Drivers
  • Capsicum Enabled By Default
  • New Binary Packaging System
  • Unmapped I/O

FreeBSD Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to FreeBSD?
Ubuntu
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
Linux
A clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance.
OpenBSD
It is a free and secure UNIX-like operating system that emphasizes portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security & integrated cryptography.
Debian
Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
FreeNAS
It is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data. Use it with ZFS to protect, store, backup, all of your data. It is used everywhere, for the home, small business, and the enterprise.
See all alternatives

FreeBSD's Followers
141 developers follow FreeBSD to keep up with related blogs and decisions.